Head of People

Head of People

Middleton Hall Retirement Village is owned by its employees, our Co-owners.

The Head of People role is an opportunity for an individual who truly understands that people are at the heart of everything that we aim to achieve.

The opportunity:

  • Ensure Middleton Hall Retirement Village is the regional employer of choice in our sector
  • Promote Employee Ownership, together with our Vision and Values
  • Further develop, embolden and deliver our People strategy.
  • Continue to develop a strong People Team to provide a comprehensive service, ensuring that managers and Co-owners are equipped with knowledge and skills that deliver a quality performance and a highly engaged workforce culture
  • Raise people’s management capability through coaching and the delivery of training to line managers on a range of HR related topics
  • Development of HR systems, processes, policies and procedures to deliver a high quality People service
  • Develop Co-owner review programmes to ensure development opportunities for all, including Future Leaders Programme, Apprenticeships and Graduate Training Programmes.
  • Support and enable leaders and colleagues to deliver strong performance and excellent candidate experience, through proactive HR and onboarding.
  • Build effective relationships to work in close partnership with all stakeholders
  • Provide solution focussed advice
  • Develop and encourage systems to ensure high levels of Co-owner engagement, communication
  • Promote equality and diversity
  • Work at both a strategic and operational levels
  • Determine current and future staffing needs, planning and delivery of the recruitment process
  • Review and develop job descriptions and person specifications
  • Oversee processes for induction, onboarding, probation and the life-cycle of our Co-owners
  • Manage and develop Co-owner wellbeing initiatives
  • Supervise and support the payroll function
  • Keep up to date with UK employment legislation
  • Support the business through change management initiatives

Demonstrable qualities of the successful candidate :

  • Leader and Strategic thinker
  • Sound decision making
  • Influential and inspirational
  • Proactive and innovative
  • Effective
  • Collaborative
  • Excellent communication and IT skills
  • Well organised
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Broad generalist skillset

Level 5 CIPD, studying toward, qualified by experience or equivalent.

Proven record of delivering a People Service that adds value.

Please include current salary and notice period on application.

How do I apply?

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents. We expect all co-owners and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought. Please note that we do not accept CV’s.

Please download & complete an application form and return this to us via recruitment@mhrv.co.uk